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  • 03/06/2022

    Volunteers Week 2022: Meet Murray, a volunteer at the Essex Fire Museum

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has 10 dedicated volunteers that give their time to help preserve the history of our fire service at the Essex Fire Museum in Grays. The Museum is one of the most popular fire museums in the country – thanks to the small team of volunteers who run ...

  • 02/06/2022

    ECFRS staff recognised on the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Honours List

    Two dedicated colleagues from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) have been recognised in today’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours list. Roger Pickett, a former firefighter who created The Essex Fire Museum, and Derek Whitbread, an on-call firefighter at Epping will both ...

  • 02/06/2022

    Volunteers Week 2022: Meet Marley, a home fire safety volunteer with us

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has 16 dedicated home fire safety volunteers that give their time to help give home fire safety advice across Essex. Our service offers free home fire safety visits to all residents in Essex and our volunteers play a vital role in keeping people safe in ...

  • 01/06/2022

    Is your motorbike summer ready?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has given advice for motorcyclists to ride safely this summer. With warmer weather on its way, bikers can look forward to the long awaited return to getting back out on the roads on their bikes. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is asking bikers to ...

  • 31/05/2022

    Is your boat fire safety above board?

    This week is Boat Fire Safety week and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is giving a stern warning to boaters - it’s a-boat time all boaters install suitable smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The Service will be giving safety advice throughout the week and will be visiting ...

  • 27/05/2022

    Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and #StaySafeEssex

    We know lots of people and organisations are organising events next week to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. All of us at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service want everyone to stay safe whilst having a good time. Please see below for our latest safety tips on staying safe and ...

  • 26/05/2022

    Ukrainian refugees in Poland thank Essex communities for their generosity

    A Ukrainian refugee helped by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Ukrainian refugee collection has given her thanks to the communities of Essex. After collecting more than 800 boxes of donations at Great Baddow Fire Station, a team from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service met ...

  • 23/05/2022

    Leigh Fire Station takes on wild new look for pollinators

    Firefighters from Leigh Fire Station have been playing their part in rewilding the area to encourage wildlife. As part of the national No Mow May campaign, Leigh firefighters have been rewilding their fire station to encourage wildlife. They’ve left the fire station garden to do ...

  • 19/05/2022

    How we work to support people living with dementia in Essex

    This week is Dementia Action Week and we’re highlighting the ways we work to support people living with dementia in Essex. Essex has a higher-than-average older population, and it is growing year on year. Although not exclusive to a particular age group, dementia has a higher prevalence ...

  • 18/05/2022

    ECFRS has part-funded a sprinkler system on a charity's lightship

    Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust’s (FACT) converted lightship, Trinity, is a floating residential centre which is primarily used by youngsters. Recently the charity has upgraded the ship and installed a new sprinkler system at a cost of £20,750, of which ECFRS contributed ...

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